Video: After Larry Nassar, USOC taking steps to protect athletes
GlobalSport Matters | Tuesday, June 5, 2018
On Tuesday, the Michigan legislature is expected to hold a key vote on legislation in response to the Larry Nassar sexual assault crimes. Nassar is the former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor in prison for sexually assaulting hundreds of his patients.
The legislature has introduced dozens of bills to improve the state’s sexual assault laws.
According to Michigan public radio, one of the bills in front of the committee would add physical therapists and their assistants to the list of professions required to report suspected child abuse. The legislation originally included more professions, but those were taken out in a House committee.
Earlier this year, Cronkite News’s Troy Lynch sat down with IOC board member Anita DeFrantz to discuss the US Olympic Committee’s response to the Nassar scandal.